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The Must-Visit Art Galleries In Hong Kong
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The Must-Visit Art Galleries In Hong Kong

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Updated: 13 December 2016
The rapidly developing port city of Hong Kong is teeming with art and cultural events and destinations to be explored, including the prestigious Art Basel. The contemporary art market in Hong Kong is relatively fresh, growing significantly in recent years. This exciting environment is perfect for contemporary art and galleries, allowing for explorations of diverse and sometimes shocking examples of visual media.

Sundaram Tagore Gallery

Exhibiting artists from all over the globe, this gallery focuses on Hong Kong as a center point for dialogue between Eastern and Western contemporary art, providing resources to ameliorate communications between partners by overcoming boundaries that arise from differing cultures and languages. Not only focusing on traditional contemporary art but engaging in other forms of expression such as poetry, music, performance, and film.

57-59 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2581 9678

The gallery is open by appointment only. Please call ahead.

Exhibiting artists from all over the globe, this gallery focuses on Hong Kong as a center point for dialogue © Courtesy of Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Exhibiting artists from all over the globe, this gallery focuses on Hong Kong as a center point for dialogue | © Courtesy of Sundaram Tagore Gallery

Experimenta

Featuring conceptual artists, Experimenta focuses on digital media and often features internet-based art, or art which questions our communications with one another via technological means. This video and film art space seek to make viewers aware of the current political and sociological issues and presents video artists from all over the world. In an attempt to broaden the horizons of the international public, they supply the means for filmmakers to maintain creative control of their works.

Shop B Lower Ground Floor, No 89-95 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 6253 4910

Karin Weber Gallery

Organizers promote an unpretentious and welcoming feel within this gallery with their roster of local and international artists. The gallery takes note of how current trends with contemporary art are increasingly concerned with monetary value and less concerned with the pure connection between viewer and artwork. They regard the idea that people are becoming too concerned with big auction houses and turnovers as a real problem, and are conscious of this in their exhibitions.

G/F, 20 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2544 5004

Wellington Gallery

Dealing with contemporary Chinese art predominantly from emerging artists in and around mainland China, the Wellington Gallery was established in 2004 and has since become a leading figure in the contemporary Hong Kong art scene. Featuring works ranging from satirical commentaries to ambient minimalism, the Wellington presents all its pieces in a carefully structured setting.

G/F, 36 Wyndam Street, Central, Hong Kong, (852) 2804 6688

Hanart TZ

The gallery is directed by Chang Tsong-Zung and has been around since the 1980s when it was key to the inauguration of China into the international contemporary art market. It held several important exhibitions during the late 1980s and 1990s that helped to develop contemporary art in China and its participation and reputation internationally. Its illustrious and serious history is full of many of today’s important contemporary artists.

401 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2526 9019

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2P Contemporary

Founded in 2010, 2P Contemporary quickly established itself at the forefront of the contemporary art scene in Hong Kong. By means of a carefully constructed curatorial schedule and noteworthy innovative programs it successfully presents contemporary art from a fresh perspective. Programs include providing artists with accommodation and offering workspaces in order to support their contribution to current projects.

G/F, 23 Po Tuck Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, +852 2803 2151

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10 Chancery Lane Gallery

Founded in May 2001, 10 Chancery Lane includes both up and coming and established artists in its display of artworks from artists involved in a range of visual mediums. The gallery focuses on the need to show subject matter that does not simply shock viewers but adjusts the way that they perceive and think about art and life as a whole, conveying art as having a deeper purpose than commodifiable value.

G/F, 10 Chancery Lane, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2810 0065

The Photocrafters

The Photocrafters is a registered not-for-profit organization which is devoted to the presentation of photography, in addition to providing educational resources to the public within its workshop classrooms and library. Since its origins in 2006, it has progressed from a local working studio for artists and photographers, gradually broadening its educational spectrum across to the public until 2012 when an extension enabled it to be used as a full gallery space.

3/F Hang Fat Building, 140 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, (852) 28511003

Fabrik

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Fabrik

Opened in 2007, Fabrik has prided itself in representing a range of internationally acclaimed contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami and has introduced Hong Kong to works of visual art that had not before been shown. In addition to this, the gallery runs an influential project Fabrik 8 which focuses on the presentation of fresh young artists and local talents.

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Mon:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

1102 Nam Wo Hong Building, 148 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2525 4911